Tag Archives: The Historians

Remembering the Broadcasters of Amsterdam, NY


By on

0 Comments

The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, Bob Cudmore provides his Top Ten List of Amsterdam, NY, broadcasters. Dave Greene is co-host. One local native became a top ABC television correspondent who died in a helicopter crash on his way to cover a strike in Minnesota. Another Amsterdam native was part of Boston’s favorite TV anchor team for thirty years.

Listen to the podcast here.    Continue reading

Report From The Recent Revolutionary War Conference (Part 2)


By on

0 Comments

The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast Bob Cudmore hosts the second of two episodes covering the 2016 American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference. Lois Huey tells the story of Molly Brant, a Mohawk Indian woman who was an important figure in the history of the Mohawk Valley and Canada. Huey is co-author of Molly Brant: A Legacy of Her Own (Old Fort Niagara Association, 1997). Phil Weaver has the history of the Jersey Grays, who served in the Mohawk Valley region in 1776. President James Madison weighs in on the founding of America as portrayed by actor Kyle Jenks. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading

Susan B. Anthony Reenactor Barbara Blaisdell


By on

0 Comments

The Historians LogoThis week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Barbara Blaisdell, an independent reenactor who has been portraying Susan B. Anthony for 24 years including appearances at the National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum in Rochester, N.Y. Blaisdell (and Susan B. Anthony) explore the opinions of the human rights leader on women’s rights, slavery and temperance.

Listen at “The Historians” online archive. “The Historians” podcast is also heard each Monday at 11:30 am and Wednesday at 11 am on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley.

“The Historians” podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s East Line Studio. You can support this podcast by making a contribution to “The Historians” GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/TheHistorians

George Whitefield: Race and Revivalism


By on

1 Comment

The Historians LogoThis week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Jessica Parr, author of Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon (Mississippi, 2015). Whitefield was a founding father of American evangelicalism in the 1700s. Parr looks at his missionary career and his effort to reconcile his disdain for some plantation owners with his belief that slavery was an economic necessity in the American South. Listen at “The Historians” online archive here. Continue reading